A tribute to Dorothy Squires. A blue plaque in memory of entertainer Dorothy Squires set to be unveiled in Llanelli this month has been backed by the singer's former husband Sir Roger Moore, who has expressed his pleasure at the tribute. "I am delighted Dorothy Squires is being honoured by her hometown, of which she was very fond and so proud," said Sir Roger. "She was an extraordinary entertainer and I know she would be thrilled with this honour. Many of today's ballad singers admire Squires a great deal and she was regarded as the master of her trade. A true talent and very proud of her Welsh heritage." Read more.
The new "Saint" series update. Earlier this year Sir Roger Moore was in Gstaad shooting scenes for the pilot episode of the upcoming "Saint" series starring Adam Rayner and Simon Templar and Eliza Dushku as Patricia Holm. Moore plays Jasper, the banker. Another former "Saint" actor, Ian Ogilvy, also appears in the film, which is directed by Simon West ("Con Air", "Lara Croft: Tom Rider", "The Expendables 2"). The film will be broadcast on TV in the USA later that year. "Parade's End" producer Michele Buck has come on board recently as its producers look to secure a UK broadcast partner. All the latest information about the series can be found at LeslieCharteris.com and on The Saint (2013) facebook page.
"50 Years of Bond Cars" on DVD. "50 Years of Bond Cars" is a "Top Gear" special, originally broadcast on Oct 29, 2012 on BBC2. Richard Hammond looks at the machines that moved the world's favourite spy and gets the stories behind them from Bond legends including actors Daniel Craig and Sir Roger Moore, directors Guy Hamilton and Vic Armstrong, and producer Michael G. Wilson. There's a review of the programme at Guardian.co.uk. The film is due to be released on DVD on Feb 12.
New interview in "The Telegraph". There's a brand new interview with Sir Roger Moore conducted by Daphne Lockyer for "The Telegraph", in which the actor talks candidly about his recent health problems as well as the upcoming pilot episode of "The Saint". "The pilot for the new series is an altogether glossier affair that has been filming in LA, San Diego and now Gstaad, where Moore is shooting a cameo," writes Daphne Lockyer. Click here to read the interview.
"The Saint" soundtrack. Network DVD have confirmed that they will be releasing "The Saint" soundtrack on vinyl later this year. They start with a limited edition EP which will feature original themes from shows such as "The Saint", "Danger Man" and "The Prisoner", which will be released on April 20th, following it up with a dedicated vinyl release in September containing "the best themes and cues" from the show. Source: LeslieCharteris.com.
The Saint returns! It seems that "The Saint" series is finally happening. According to LeslieCharteris.com, principal photography on pilot episode of the series, written by Jesse Alexander and directed by Simon West, started on December 17, 2012. It stars Adam Rayner as Simon Templar and Eliza Dushku as Patricia Holm. Guest stars include former actors who played the Saint - Sir Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy. For more information and updates on all things Saintly, go to LeslieCharteris.com.
"The Wild Geese" special edition on Blue-ray disc. "The Wild Geese" was one of the most popular British action movies of the 1970s. The film, produced by Euan Lloyd and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was filmed in 1977 in Transvaal, South Africa, and had a Royal charity premiere in the UK in July 1978. It featured a star-studded cast lead by Richard Burton, Richard Harris and Roger Moore. Although being at that time at the top of his popularity as James Bond, Moore requested to have fewer lines in his scenes with Richard Burton and Richard Harris. Also, as an ex-serviceman, he helped some of the actors learn the military look. On October 8, 2012 the film was released for the first time on Blue-ray disc. In support Sir Roger Moore spoke to "Entertainment Weekly" about the making of "The Wild Geese". Read interview.
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